New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Count down to midnight with friends and family and watch as the illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building on the corner of Front and Washington Streets. (Photo Credit: Ron Lukey) Read More...

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Late Fall Farmers Market

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market season will continue through December 20, featuring late season and storage produce, meat, eggs, maple syrup, baked goods and many gift quality artisan items. Read More...

Late Fall Farmers Market

“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce that Downtown Marquette has been named “The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″ in Lake Superior Magazine’s Best of the Lake Awards. Read More...

“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

DDA Presents Donation to Marquette Women’s Center

Womens Center

Representatives from the Marquette Downtown Development Authority presented a check for $1,321 to representatives from the Women’s Center on December 11, 2014. The money was raised through the donations from passport
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Ring in the New Year at the Downtown Ball Drop

Ring in the New Year at the 26th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Marquette on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Countdown to midnight with friends and family and
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DDA Board Meeting Cancelled

The December meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, December 11, has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 8. The DDA
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TUBACHRISTMAS Performs in Downtown Marquette

On Sunday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m., thirty tuba and euphonium players will give a grand public performance in the Pocket Park on West Washington Street (next to The Wild Rover)
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Places to Stay

When you finally lay your head down for the night, you'll slumber in total comfort and style. From historic hotels and comfortable Inn’s Marquette knows how to make you feel at home.

Food & Drink

Indulge in authentic flavors that'll make your mouth water and send your taste buds soaring. Marquette is known for its food and locally brewed ales that you can't get anywhere else.


Whether you're looking for live music or a family day at the park, there's always a way to have fun in Marquette. Enjoy a bike ride along Lake Superior, discover hands-on kids' museums, or see what's playing at the local theater. With so much to see and do, you might just have to stay a little longer.


Year-round outdoor activities are sure to satisfy everyone - from leisure lovers to sports enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Explore our historic streets and shorelines. There is always a way to enjoy the four seasons in Marquette.


Browse boutiques for clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Peruse chic home furnishing stores and antique shops. Or pick up some unforgettable souvenirs at one of the many gift shops in Downtown Marquette for friends and family

History & Culture

From museums and historic tours to art galleries and theater performances, you can fill your days with plenty of one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages. Walk through our streets and see what inspires you, or head straight for the places on your personal must-see list.

Downtown Marquette is Lake Superior's gateway to the rustic splendor of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Historic brownstone buildings, trees, benches and street lamps line Washington and Front Streets providing a picturesque setting anytime of year.

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